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Gambia moves three places up

Apr 1, 2010, 3:20 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

The Gambia have moved three places to 92nd in the latest world rankings released on Wednesday.

The Scorpions lack of friendlies during the last FIFA calendar saw them missed another chance to make another signifiant climb.

Paul Put's men are still 22nd in Africa the same as last months' release.

Senegal, who were one step ahead of The Gambia in last month has made a significant improvement after securing 72 in the world and 14 in Africa.

This came in the wake of their convincing 2-0  win over Greece  in last month's friendly game.

African champions Egypt are now at fourteenth, the highest ranked African team.

Hassan Shehata's side lost 3-1 to England in their latest friendly.

World Cup-bound Cameroon are the only other side from the continent in the world's top 20.

Spain retained top spot, while Portugal and England both improved their positions in the top 10.

European champions Spain lead second-place Brazil and the third-placed Netherlands, with Portugal fourth after climbing two places.

Most team slides in the rankings came about because points earned from World Cup qualifiers played in March 2009 lost their value.